Teen dies in wreck near Hatton

HATTON, Ala. (AP) - A one-vehicle accident early Sunday claimed the life of an 18-year-old Lawrence County teen.

According to Lawrence County Coroner Micah Coffey, Matthew Kane Ruth of Town Creek was killed when the vehicle he was driving hit a dirt embankment.

The accident happened just after 3 a.m. on Alabama 131, approximately one miles north of Hatton.

State trooper said Ruth was not wearing a seatbelt.

The accident is under investigation.

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